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Animate Artists courses bring together experienced young musicians in exciting collaborations with other artists and art forms, taking place on a project-by-project basis at weekends and during school holidays. These courses normally last for a minimum of 4 days.

In 2019, Animate Artists joined forces with dancers from Trinity Laban’s Youth Dance Company to create a spectacular joint performance of new music and dance. The performance was the featured headline act at the Live at Trinity Laban show on Tuesday 26 March and was rapturously well received by a sell-out audience.

It is hoped that the next Animate Artists project will take place across June & July 2020, although it is not possible to confirm yet whether it will be happening. An exciting new collaboration with pioneering outdoor arts organisation Emergency Exit Arts is being planned. Please check back for updates.

If you are interested in becoming an Animate Artist on this or future projects, please contact us.


Who can be an Animate Artist? 

To take part, you should be:

  • a creative musician who plays any instrument (instruments include all aspects of music technology)
  • playing at roughly grade 3 standard or higher (although it is not a pre-requisite to have taken any grade exams)
  • in school years 8-13
  • able to use your creativity, knowledge, and skills to push artistic boundaries
  • interested in musical collaborations with other art forms

What will you do as an Animate Artist?

  • Work closely with a team of typically 20 – 25 other Animate Artist musicians and other young artists to create a brand new piece of performance art
  • Be supported by an artistic team of professional musicians and other collaborators
  • Take part in a series of creative sessions to shape your ideas and get more comfortable playing together with the other musicians and young artists
  • Be part of a high-profile and public performance at the end of the process